We love the household collection of Iris Hantverk. All handmade in Sweden today much like they were in the late 19th Century. Only high quality natural materials are used in the manufacturing resulting in a collection of utilitarian items that are beautiful and a pleasure to hold.
The history of Iris Hantverk is closely connected to that of the visually impaired movement and community in Sweden and dates back to 1870, when a workhouse for visually impaired craftsmen was founded in Stockholm. In 1906 a factory and warehouse for brush-binding and basket-making was built by an association supporting self-sustainment and equal access to work – and this laid the foundation for the development of Iris Hantverk. The brushes are made from natural materials such as birch, beech and oak, horsehair and goat hair, as well as various plant fibres.
Brushes that give handmade a new meaning
"Today we are 17 employees at Iris Hantverk. The core is the brush binding manufacturing at Sandsborgsvägen, Enskede. Here 6 visually impaired craftsmen from different cultures make brushes according to an old Swedish tradition. Our brush makers are working here for quite some time. One employee works here for nine years, others work here for 14, 17, 27 years. Our mision is to revive the traditional brush binding profession. By making functional products with good design combined with the quality of natural materials and the craftsmen's solid technique."
By Mölle is proud partner of Iris Hantverk. Shop the collection.